I have recently installed MySql and I encourage an error.
I am using Fedora 15 and when I am trying to start mysqld service i am getting
the following error message:
Starting mysqld (via systemctl): Job failed. See system logs and 'systemctl status' for details. [FAILED]
If I try to start it from Service Configuration GUI it fails too.
Checking the system logs it just says:
Sep 27 11:49:11 mp054a systemd: mysqld.service: control process exited, code=exited status=1
Sep 27 11:49:11 mp054a systemd: Unit mysqld.service entered failed state.
If I try to type 'msql' from command line I am getting the following error
ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)
I have read about the /etc/my.cnf file and I tried to edit it somehow
but with no success.
My /etc/my.cnf contains the following:
old-passwords = 1
Note that I have commented datadir and basedir. That's because I had the same mysqld problem yesterday and I found online that if I comment them it might work.And indeed the problem solved.
But later I tried to install moodle and I had to make some changes to the permission of some folders over /var/ directory. I had to play a little bit and in the end I manage to figure permissions in such a way that moodle was working. (Note that permission changes have been made after I managed to start mysqld successfully).
Today when I power my computer on and tried to restart httpd and mysqld, the latter one failed.
If I uncomment datadir and basedir mysqld still fails to start.
If I do 'ls -la /var/lib' I am getting the following about mysql:
drwxr-xr-x. 5 mysql mysql 4096 Sep 27 11:49 mysql
If I do 'ls -la /var/lib/mysql' I am getting the contents of mysql:
drwxr-xr-x. 5 mysql mysql 4096 Sep 27 11:49 .
drwxr-xr-x. 41 root root 4096 Sep 26 22:04 ..
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 mysql mysql 35651584 Sep 27 11:49 ibdata1
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 mysql mysql 5242880 Sep 27 11:49 ib_logfile0
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 mysql mysql 5242880 Sep 27 11:49 ib_logfile1
drwxr-xr-x. 2 mysql mysql 20480 Sep 26 17:07 moodle
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 mysql mysql 35556 Sep 27 11:49 mp054a.halls.manchester.ac.uk.err
drwxr-xr-x. 2 mysql mysql 4096 Sep 26 02:29 mysql
drwxr-xr-x. 2 mysql mysql 4096 Sep 26 02:29 performance_schema
I have noticed that if I do 'ls -la /tmp/' I can see the following about mysql.sock:
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 mysql mysql 25 Sep 26 03:13 mysql.sock -> /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock
whereas I cannot find anything about mysql.sock on /var/lib/mysql
I tried to change socket to 'socket=/tmp/mysql.sock' in the my.cnf and
I am not an expert user on linux. I hope the details I added above can
help you help me
I would appreciate any help. Thanks in advace!